With more than 120 local shops and restaurants to browse in downtown alone, Winston-Salem’s local maker community has mastered the art of handmade holiday gift giving. Now you can too.
Since 1753, Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been a haven for Moravian settlers seeking religious freedom. Over the years, these peaceful pragmatists formed a community based on common ideals, shared work and a deep respect for the land, art and music. (They also made a darn fine cookie.)
Enrich your Easter traditions with a historic celebration that dates to 1772 in Winston-Salem. Held continuously for the past 247 years in the historic Moravian settlement of Old Salem, the annual Easter Sunrise Service is the longest consecutive observance of its kind in the nation. Thousands of observers gather year after year on the sacred grounds of God’s Acre just as the sun rises over the rolling hills.
Winston-Salem’s annual RiverRun International Film Festival is coming in hot April 4 – 14! USA Today’s 10Best list agrees that the Academy Award-qualifying film festival is a must-attend event. From Q&A panels with filmmakers to 165 screenings and venues throughout the city, you’ll have plenty to do during this 11-day experience.
The late Dr. Maya Angelou, famed poet and Winston-Salem resident, would’ve turned 91 this April, and you can follow her legacy across the city during your next visit. From portraits and tributes to interior design, we’ve put together a list of inspiring places throughout Winston-Salem to celebrate Dr. Angelou’s lasting legacy.
Taking place November 17 and 18, the 55th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair brings more than 100 fine artisans from across the Southeast to downtown Winston-Salem. We caught up with Jane Doub, president and CEO of Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery and accomplished local artist, to get her take on what makes this event unlike any other craft fair in the Southeast region.
What is RiverRun?
One of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States, RiverRun International Film Festival is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina each spring. Each year RiverRun screens more than 100 films from more than 35 countries around the world. Each year the Festival invites filmmakers and industry veterans to come and spend a few days in Winston-Salem discussing their film with the audiences.
Don’t miss center court action as John Isner, returning champion of the 2011 and 2012 Winston-Salem Opens, as well as tennis legends Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mardy Fish and Michael Chang all compete during the tennis event of the season — the Winston-Salem Open.
Wondering what it means to feel “MARVTASTIC” ? Then plan to attend the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) from July 31 through August 5, 2017. One of the largest and most outstanding theatre festivals in the country, NBTF was founded in Winston-Salem in 1989 by the late Larry Leon Hamlin and is hosted by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC).